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With Ataribox, the legend returns — powered by Linux

Ataribox Have you played Atari today? Once a jingle’s catchphrase as well as a legitimate query, a resurrected version of the brand is hoping you’ll soon be asking that question again with the forthcoming Ataribox. Available to pre-order on Thursday for a special price via an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign, the ...

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Nintendo sells 10 million Switch consoles since launch

Nintendo has sold 10 million units of the Switch console since launch, according to the company. The console launched back in March, and is selling at a similar pace to Nintendo’s most recent hardware superstar, the Wii. The Wii sold more than 100 million units over its life cycle. In ...

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MakeX announces the first 3D-printing backpack

In the year 2020, when the Earth is overrun by aliens, it will be mandated by the Galactic Council of Extraterrestrial Life that all children must walk around with 3D-printing backpacks. Why not get a head start with the MakeX Migo backpack that lets you carry your ultra-small 3D printer ...

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Google’s new Star Wars AR stickers put Porgs everywhere

After months of teasing, Google’s finally brought its AR stickers to the Pixel 2. For most users with the company’s latest flagship handset, the feature will be available today as part of an Android 8.1 update. The feature was announced on-stage at the Pixel event back in January, offering a ...

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Soylent co-founder Rob Rhinehart steps down as CEO

After an eventful (and sometimes challenging) year for Soylent, co-founder Rob Rhinehart announced today that he will resign as the meal replacement shake company’s chief executive officer. That position will be taken over by Bryan Crowley, the president of Soylent’s parent company Rosa Foods. In his post, Rhinehart said that ...

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Mercedes-Benz X-Class Gains New Widebody Kit from Prior Designs

Like passing by the neighborhood holiday party without an invite, we’ve been eyeing the forbidden Mercedes-Benz X-Class pickup with intense jealously. As tuners and design houses get their hands on the Benz truck, our envy only burns brighter—especially in the case of Prior Design’s new widebody kit. Despite utilizing a ...

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Google launches three experimental photo apps for Android, iOS

CNET/CBS Interactive Google on Monday launched three experimental photography apps for iOS and Android to test experimental technology like object recognition, person segmentation, stylization algorithms, efficient image encoding, and decoding technologies. Google is calling the three apps, Storyboard, Selfissimo!, and Scrubbies, part of “appsperiments” inspired by Google’s Motion Stills app. ...

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Researchers train robots to see into the future

Robots usually react in real time: something happens, they respond. Now researchers University of California, Berkeley are working on a system that lets robots “imagine the future of their actions” so that they can interact with things they’ve never seen before. The technology is called visual foresight and it allows ...

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